FTTx coverage and capex: worldwide trends and forecasts 2023–2029

20 February 2024 | Research

Rupert Wood

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (18 slides); Excel | Fibre Infrastructure Strategies

"The sweetest spots for FTTP investment are no longer in the richest countries."


This report analyses and forecasts the coverage (premises passed) and capex for FTTx architecture and technologies during 2023–2029. It covers 80 individual markets, from the most advanced through to those effectively reintroducing fixed networks to the mass market.

Key metrics covered in this report

  • Coverage 
  • Overbuild ratios
  • Capex (network and connection)
  • Split by architecture/technology:
    • FTTC/FTTTB/VDSL or G.fast
    • FTTB/LAN
    • FTTP (split by incumbent and alternative operator)
    • Cable DOCSIS3.0 or 3.1

Geographical coverage

The report and accompanying data annex provide forecasts for 9 regions and 70 individual countries.

Region Countries

Western Europe

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

Central and Eastern Europe

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa



Asia–Pacific (excluding China)

India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam


Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan

North America

Canada, USA

Latin America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay


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